The appearance among the 25 best-selling knives models Proper was a pleasant surprise from the company Benchmade. Few expected to see a model without a lock from a company known for its locking systems. However, the demand for Benchmade proper turned out to be pretty impressive.
The name of this model can be translated as “Right” or “True”, which is quite well suited for a gentleman’s knife with a blade 2.9 inches long (7.4 cm) with a green or red handle with a micarta scales texture. In the knife market, crowded with aggressive tactical knives and flashy products that are unlikely to be popular for more than a month, Benchmade proper literally became a breath of clean air for lovers of the classics. But it is also necessary to take into account citizens living in territories where the use of folding knives is restricted by law, for which this model is almost the only knife from Benchmade, which they can afford.
Part of the success of this knife is the time of its appearance on the market – the moment when the interest of the traditional pocket knives flared again. And the fact that they lack many modern features, such as an additional clip or blade interlock, is not so scary, as it is compensated by image, elegance and a good cut. And although Benchmade proper It is positioned as a traditional knife, but instead of ordinary carbon steel, S30V steel was used to create it, and instead of fixed pins, threaded fasteners were used. All as in the most modern models of knives from Benchmade.
And now about specific numbers.
- Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
- Blade length: 2.86? (7.26cm)
- Blade thickness: 0.090? (2.286mm)
- Mechanism – Slip Joint Manually opened
- Length open: 6.69? (16.99cm)
- Length when closed: 3.85? (9.78cm)
- Handle thickness: 0.40? (10.16mm)
- Weight: 2.32oz. (66.0g)
- Price: about 135 dollars
Well, video with opinion for completeness.
Is this knife worth the money? Buyers believe it is worth. And what do you think?